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Diploma Level 1 and 2 now recruiting!

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Grow Your Tenner for Hollybush!

We are currently taking part in Localgiving's Grow Your Tenner match fund campaign. This means that, from 10am on 14th October, through our Localgiving page, any donation you make will be matched with up to £10!

If you donate £5, it becomes £10. If you donate £10, it becomes £20. And if you sign up for £10 a month, it's doubled for the first six months - that's £120! If just eight people did this we'd have £1000, which would be an enormous support to the work that we do.

£10 can provide… bus fares, tea and coffee to fuel our volunteers

£20 will get us… vital tools and PPE for a conservation volunteer

£45 could buy… 50 mixed native hedgerow trees, allowing nature to thrive

Action Squad Program

TCV will be running the Action Squad Program which involves two days of practical conservation tasks, including habitat management and creation, woodland management and improvement and the reclamation of urban green space!

Various tasks will be offered with a choice of two. The task changes daily and offers a wide variety of opportunities for volunteers that wish to improve their community and have an interest in conservation.

All you need is your lunch, TCV can provide all personal protective equipment and will reimburse your travel expenses. The Action Squad Program is also highly flexible to accommodate your needs and dramatically improves your CV.

Please contact alex@ncvys.org.uk or visit https://actionsquadacademy.org.uk/ for more information!

Volunteering at Hollybush

Now recruiting for Volunteer Officers!

Hollybush Conservation Centre is home to The Conservation Volunteers in Leeds.

You can volunteer with Hollybush every day of the week if you like. There is always something going on, whether its going out with one of our practical teams (Tuesday to Friday every week) to do some hands-on conservation work, supporting our students on the gardening course or helping around the gardens at Hollybush.

This week's tasks:

Tuesday 18th
1. Installation of a TCV made storage box at St Phillips primary school requires volunteers to help with construction.
2. Stone pitching, a historically significant, task at Scotland wood. Come take part in works that remain in pace over 500 years! 

Wednesday 19th
1. Skelton Lagoon requires the removal of saplings and reeds within the marshland to prevent invasive species. 
2. Volunteers can improve their landscaping at fitness at another day of stone pitching within Scotland wood.

Thursday 20th 
1. Follow up cut of marshland habitat after the summer is required at the Lagoon receptor site. 
2. Scotland wood receives another day of stone pitching as part of the Meanwood Valley Trail.

See you soon!

How to find us

We undertake a wide range of conservation activities and provide lots of opportunities for volunteers. Hollybush has a unique atmosphere. Our work standards are high but we have a relaxed and sociable approach which makes this a great place to be. Why not join us and discover it for yourself?

Contact our volunteer coordinator Jess to find out how you can get involved today.

What's in it for you?

  • Personal development
  • A stepping stone to a career in the environment sector
  • Learn practical skills
  • Gain experience in volunteer co-ordination and project management
  • Receiving formal training through our training programmes

More information about volunteering

Hollybush Newsletter

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